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Courts, Intellectual Property and the Admin. of Justice Subcommittee

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  • Ninth Circuit Court Reorganization
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    Ninth Circuit Court Reorganization

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation to split up the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit is currently the largest of the federal appeals circuits,…

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  • Breakup of the Ninth US Circuit Court
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    Breakup of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to reorganize the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue were the size of the court in geographic area, workload and size of the judiciary.…

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  • Judicial Discipline and Removal
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    Judicial Discipline and Removal

    The subcommittee heard testimony on a draft report from the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal on the removal process for lifetime judicial appointments. Witnesses…

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  • Domestic Violence and the Judiciary
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    Domestic Violence and the Judiciary

    The subcommittee heard testimony on trials involving domestic violence cases, specifically battered wives who are charged with killing or assaulting their husbands. The subcommittee is…

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  • Habeas Corpus Revision
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    Habeas Corpus Revision

    Committee members heard from retired Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, law professors, appeals court judges, and attorneys from around the country concerning pending legislation to revise…

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  • Illegal Wiretaps
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    Illegal Wiretaps

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